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11:21 AM ET Rafael dos Anjos and Leon Edwards both made weight Friday morning for their vital welterweight clash that is headlining the UFC San Antonio card. Edwards, the first fighter on the scale, came in at 171 pounds, and Dos Anjos hit the exact same number. The two men will square off in an
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7:57 PM ET The UFC is moving a light heavyweight bout between Volkan Oezdemir and Ilir Latifi from Aug. 3 in Newark, New Jersey, to Aug. 10 in Uruguay due to Oezdemir’s visa issues, sources said. Oezdemir (15-4), of Switzerland, has been affected by visa issues in 2019, despite the dismissal of a felony battery
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5:02 PM ET UFC veteran Myles Jury is off to Bellator. Jury has signed a multifight deal with the promotion, sources told ESPN. The 30-year-old Jury (17-4) is expected to debut for Bellator later this year, sources say. Jury will enter the promotion on a two-fight losing streak. He most recently dropped a unanimous decision
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9:08 AM ET The UFC is working on finalizing a Donald Cerrone vs. Justin Gaethje main event for the Sept. 14 Fight Night card in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, multiple sources confirmed with ESPN. UFC president Dana White first revealed the plans to Yahoo Sports on Wednesday night. According to sources, the fight isn’t finalized,
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6:47 PM ET BURBANK, Calif. — Bellator is hoping to bring a major show to Japan later this year, headlined by Fedor Emelianenko. Scott Coker, Bellator’s president, told ESPN on Wednesday that discussions are underway to hold a card Dec. 29 at Saitama Super Arena with a main event featuring Emelianenko, perhaps the greatest heavyweight
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7:21 PM ET BURBANK, Calif. — Bellator is hoping to bring a major show to Japan later this year, headlined by Fedor Emelianenko. Scott Coker, Bellator’s president, told ESPN on Wednesday that discussions are underway to hold a card Dec. 29 at Saitama Super Arena with a main event featuring Emelianenko, perhaps the greatest heavyweight
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7:34 PM ET The latest episode of Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show featured a UFC Hall of Famer, a fighter competing for the first time as a mother and an MMA legend still competing at 44. Here’s what you might have missed: Faber would rather fight Dillashaw over Cejudo Urijah Faber said he would welcome a
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2:50 PM ET Bellator MMA announced in April the creation of a 16-fighter featherweight grand prix tournament, and on Monday the promotion explained the first-round matchups. Division champion Patricio “Pitbull” Freire, who also holds Bellator’s lightweight belt, will defend his title against rising star Juan Archuleta (23-1) on September 28 in Los Angeles. Freire has
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9:53 AM ET This year so far has been a banner six months for mixed martial arts, as fans saw top champions cement their status among the sport’s elite, new stars rise and some of the craziest finishes in history. And there’s much more to come: Max Holloway vs. Frankie Edgar; Daniel Cormier vs. Stipe
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1:29 PM ET UFC Fight Night in Sacramento, California, on Saturday featured the return of the ageless “California Kid” in Urijah Faber, as well as the reemergence of former featherweight champion Germaine de Randamie and several first-round finishes from the city’s own Team Alpha Male. What’s next for Faber, de Randamie, Aspen Ladd and the
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